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Red Tide Update

Red Tide Update

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is working with other agencies to monitor a red tide event along the southern Texas coast. The bloom was first confirmed on Sunday, September 13, by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute who collected samples...
Red Tide Facts

Red Tide Facts

What is Red Tide? • Red tides are caused by the massive growth of tiny, microscopic algae, which is a type of phytoplankton in the ocean. • In Texas, microscopic algae named Karenia brevis often cause red tides. Massive growth of...
Red Tide Confirmed in the Port Aransas Area

Red Tide Confirmed in the Port Aransas Area

The fish kill, found today, at the north jetty is likely caused by red tide. Credit: Tony Amos.University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) scientists confirmed that samples from two different locations (Fish Pass and Port Aransas Ship Channel) had significant...